Wed 26 Aug, 2020

Scottish Greens Food and Farming Spokesperson Mark Ruskell MSP said: 

“We face a massive climate and nature emergency and farming needs to shift from being a problem to being part of the solution. It’s hugely disappointing that an unholy SNP and Lib Dem alliance has sought to make the future of farm subsidy directionless and meaningless through this bill. We needed clarity as we leave the EU about the purpose of millions of pounds of public money invested in farming every year. As the UK abandons new EU CAP objectives to restore the environment and protect rural communities, this bill has failed to set Scotland on a positive path at a time when UK trade deals threaten a race to the bottom in food and environmental standards.”

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